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McManus-Lawrence Albert Cuthbert (Also known as Lawrence Manning)  


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03 September, 2018 5:38 pm  

I am looking for any information about Lawrence Albert Cuthburt McManus born on the 17 March 1895 in Auckland. On his birth certificate Lawrence's parents are recorded as Joseph and Ann McManus both 47 years old. However Lawrences marriage and death certificate  record his parents as Albert George Manning and Eileen Manning nee Shaw.   Throughout his teenage years, Lawrence was always referred to as Lawrence Manning,  all military records refer to the same. We are currently awaiting results to see if Lawrence was officially adopted by the McManus family however we would appreciate any contact/information from the McManus,  Manning or Shaw whanau. (Lawrence can also be spelt Laurence or later in life, Laurie).

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Kerrie Pihema email: rokez@xtra.co.nz